A busy Sunday, I am addressing many tasks and getting things done. First, there were household chores such as the laundry. Then I dealt with some correspondence. I had to manage some messages for KOTESOL, TEAKOR, shopping and the family. After lunch, I went to campus and refined my plans for the remaining lessons, assignments and final exams of this spring semester. It was a beautiful and peaceful setting, perfect for lounging about campus or concentrating on some work. As I said earlier this week, I must try to keep on my toes and satisfy the expectations of my students by the end of the semester. I reviewed my plans for the assignments and exams and made further adjustments before making notes for the week’s lesson plans. Then I looked over some supplementary materials that will have to be photocopied by Tuesday, and collated some handouts that I copied on Friday. With the class work out of the way, I next turned my attention to creating the poster for my conference poster presentation. I thought I a rough poster already on file, but I could not find it on the office computer. Therefore, I went home and searched for some old documents with which to take excerpts and make the poster about my collection of nonfictional but creatively written stories on English learners in Korea, Impressing Heaven, which is a form of journal writing. I’ve now got a file with six A4 sized pages of images and text that I’ll have made into a full sized poster on campus this week.
It is a big relief to get all these things done. I have been anxious about them for the last few days, and I think it even adversely affected my sleep.
Although I did not think I would find the time for it today, I can complete some editing of a 50-page translation (containing both Korean and English text, you see, which explains why it appears so long). That is a job worth about $100.
Other stuff like revising the concept paper for the peace mission and studying this week’s Korean lesson will have to wait until tomorrow. Except for this blog writing, everything can wait. I should relax this evening and get to bed at a decent hour.